This is an analysis of the poem The Man He Killed that begins with:
Had he and I but met
By some old ancient inn,... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: abaX Xcdc efef cdcdXebeb
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,9,
- Closest metre: iambic trimeter
- Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 111111 111101 11111101 1100100 111100 110101 11111111 111001 111101 011111 11110111 110111 111101 111111 11011101 110101 11110010 110101 110111010 110101
- Amount of stanzas: 5
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 119
- Average number of words per stanza: 23
- Amount of lines: 20
- Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
- Average number of words per line: 6
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
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- summary of The Man He Killed;
- central theme;
- idea of the verse;
- history of its creation;
- critical appreciation.
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